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Rats: Night of Terror (1984)

Rats - Notte di terrore (original title)
Unrated | | Horror, Sci-Fi | 23 May 1985 (Italy)
In a post-apocalyptic earth, where most of humanity lives underground, a group of surface people stumble upon an abandoned lab that's trying to bring life back to the earth's surface, but the place is run over by vicious rats.

Directors:

Bruno Mattei (as Vincent Dawn), Claudio Fragasso (uncredited)

Writers:

Claudio Fragasso (screenplay), Bruno Mattei (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Ottaviano Dell'Acqua ... Kurt (as Richard Raymond)
Geretta Geretta ... Chocolate (as Janna Ryann)
Massimo Vanni ... Taurus (as Alex McBride)
Gianni Franco ... Video (as Richard Cross)
Ann-Gisel Glass Ann-Gisel Glass ... Myrna
Jean-Christophe Brétignière Jean-Christophe Brétignière ... Lucifer (as Cristoph Bretner)
Fausto Lombardi ... Deus (as Tony Lombardo)
Henry Luciani ... Duke
Cindy Leadbetter ... Diana
Christian Fremont Christian Fremont ... Noah (as Chris Fremont)
Moune Duvivier Moune Duvivier ... Lilith
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One hundred years after a nuclear war has devastated the planet, society has been reborn into two factions; the underground society and the scavangers above in the wastelands. A group of scavangers on bikes come across a town infested with flesh eating rats, and soon the gore is spilling everywhere. Written by Humberto Amador

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Mutants of a nuclear disaster

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Horror | Sci-Fi

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Trivia

The abandoned city sets featured heavily in the film were the New York City exteriors built at Cinecitta for 'Once Upon a Time in America (1984)' , which by this point had fallen under disrepair. See more »

Goofs

In the first attack of a rat upon a human, the rat bites the character Duke's hand and then leaps to his neck and face seemingly and bites there. Later on, however, there is no evidence either on his neck or face when he was clearly bitten on one area or the other or both. See more »

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Video: [trying to fix a broken computer] This stupid machine needs a kick in the balls!
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Crazy Credits

The movie abruptly ends with 'FIN', and follows with a minute of music without any credits playing. See more »

Alternate Versions

The film ran into censorship problems in Ontario, Canada. The CIC Video version that was eventually passed is missing the shot of a rat emerging from the dead girl's mouth. See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: Guinea Pig: The Devil's Experiment (2012) See more »

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A step above your normal low-budget horror
25 June 2001 | by sick_boy420xxxSee all my reviews

What starts out looking like a poor Mad Max type of film about a post-apocalyptic nightmare ends up a fairly well-done low-budget horror flick about a gang of futuristic nomads attacked by a whole lotta nasty rodents who are hungry for humans. The film unfolds as the rats slowly take control of the situation and trap the humans in ruins of a long-abandoned city, and prepare for the siege. The violence is pretty graphic as the rats seem to kill people from the inside out, and there are some nasty scenes of rats popping out of dead bodies. This one should satisfy horror fans with its violence, somewhat interesting storyline, and a bizarre and unusual ending. Recommended for fans; one of the better killer rat flicks.


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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

23 May 1985 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Rats: Night of Terror See more »

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Beatrice Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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